West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

Nov
2
Tue
Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s 2021 Friendship Auction @ Online (see listing)
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day

Save the Date for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s
2021 Digital Friendship Auction

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year our annual fundraising auction will be held as a silent auction online from Tuesday, November 2, through Friday, November 5. We will miss seeing you at Salty’s on Alki for the second straight year, but hope that you’ll support the Historical Society’s efforts to be present and engaged as a friend to the community.

We’ve been through a lot together over the last year as friends and neighbors on the Duwamish Peninsula. And what we’ve learned as we’ve leaned on each other is how important it is to create and honor meaningful connections, through our unique stories and our shared history. With that in mind, your support will help us realize our goals of increasing our programming for youth and schools, broadening the range of subjects explored in our exhibits and adult programs, collecting more of your stories to preserve for posterity, and so much more.

Please check the Historical Society’s website HERE for updates, including instructions on how to register for bidding. Bidding opens on November 2!

Special thanks to this year’s presenting sponsors, Luna Park Cafe and Alki Beach Academy, whose support makes this auction possible.

Nov
19
Fri
Online talk: “Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s?” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Woman’s Century Club’s November meeting will feature Bill Woodward, PhD, award-winning professor of American and Pacific Northwest history at Seattle Pacific University.

Program description: A pandemic, protests, and economic jolts ushered in the so-called “Roaring Twenties.” Americans adjusted in ways both innovative and counterproductive. What lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our own looming 20s? Professor Woodward will chart the eerily familiar developments of a century ago: shattered idealism, social clashes, domestic terrorism, culture wars, disorienting technologies, and fearsome disease. How might stories from a particular moment in the past—one with remarkable parallels to the present—shed light on ways for us to move forward? As the 2020s unfold, what conversations should we have?

Thanks to Humanities Washington and The Steamer Virginia V Foundation for their support of this program.

This free online presentation is open to the public. Please pre-register to receive login details.

For more information and to register, visit the Woman’s Century Club events page: http://www.womanscenturyclub.org/meetings-events